Response to R. E. Goldsmith, R. E. Cheit, & M. E. Wood, “Evidence of Dissociative Amnesia in Science and Literature: Culture-Bound Approaches to Trauma in Pope et al. (2007)”

  title={Response to R. E. Goldsmith, R. E. Cheit, \& M. E. Wood, “Evidence of Dissociative Amnesia in Science and Literature: Culture-Bound Approaches to Trauma in Pope et al. (2007)”},
  author={Harrison G Pope and Michael B. Poliakoff and Michael P. Parker and Matthew Boynes and James I Hudson},
  journal={Journal of Trauma \& Dissociation},
  pages={254 - 257}
In their critique of our 2007 paper on “dissociative amnesia,” R. E. Goldsmith, R. E. Cheit, and M. E. Wood (this issue) do not adequately distinguish between dissociative amnesia and other more mundane forms of memory disturbance. This is a common problem of misinterpretation extensively discussed in recent publications by Dr. Richard McNally and colleagues. After correcting for this problem, we find that Goldsmith and colleagues have produced no legitimate examples of dissociative amnesia in… 


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